After three defeats at the back end of the festive period, the team showed great togetherness in securing six points from the home game with Everton and the trip to Aston Villa.
The midfielder says that Premiership points certainly help put a spring in the step.
"It does," said Darren. "Everybody knows about the blip we had over Christmas - it's nice to get back to winning ways. The last two results have been most welcome."
Darren agreed that, although it was a major disappointment to be knocked out of the cup competitions, preparations for Premiership games could be assisted. Knocks and slight injuries will have time to recover inbetween games, which will help in keeping a settled side should the manager choose to.
"That's right. I think our season burned out a bit last year - we did play a lot of games. This year we've nothing else to concentrate on and there is no reason why we can't keep the run going."
After a free weekend due to the FA Cup, Darren adds that he is looking ahead to the forthcoming challenges posed by Newcastle and Chelsea.
"They will be tough games and they are the teams we've got to beat if we want to stay up there. I am looking forward to them."
Darren Anderton admits that winning two on the bounce does wonders for the feelgood factor around the club.